Game Eaters

Monday, December 19, 2005

Sweet metaphor

My student Elris is a(n American) football player. He struggles with words, but he's actually a sentient being. And he's even understood that in videogame studies, we cannot study rules and stories independently from each other.
The ludology and narratology view is the like peanut butter and jelly. It just would not be as good without the other.

I'm so proud of him. The comparison is so sweet.

So the ludology vs narratology debate should enter a new stage of contention: Who is the butter and who is the jelly?

4 Comments:

  • Do I detect a bias against American football players??? Shame on you Clara! You know, there are people in the world that can take repeated beatings to the head and still come out intelligernt on the other side =p.

    By Blogger Nick, at 7:40 AM  

  • I know! That's why I wanted to provide evidence here ;)

    By Blogger Clara, at 12:58 PM  

  • If ludology is about "the bones" of games, and narratology is about "the dressing" ... I guess peanut butter has more nutritional value (?), so ludology=peanut butter.

    By Anonymous Jesper, at 12:30 PM  

  • Peanut butter isn't a meal. :)

    By Blogger Matt, at 4:29 PM  

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